On June 6th we will once more celebrate the Global Degrowth Day (GDD). On this day, like last year, we want to show that there are alternatives to the capitalist growth society and that a good life for all is possible!
This time of multiple crisis can be overwhelming, but it is also a crucial moment to re-think how we live and how societies are organized. Degrowth is a powerful tool to examine the origins of the several crises we face. It is time to demand and build new roots for a new future, built around values of solidarity, justice, care, wellbeing and sufficiency.
Despite coronavirus, there are Global Degrowth Day events planned around the world. See a full list here. Many of these Global Degrowth Day events will be livestreamed, but some will be live, face-to-face, with the appropriate measures for social distancing.
(in English), Degrowth & the Covid19 economic slow down: where to from here? (New Economy Network, Australia), https://www.facebook.com/events/689091215224517/
- Book presentation “Exploring Degrowth”, conversation with authors Vincent Liegey and Anitra Nelson,
- “Covid-19 and Facing up to Climate Reality”, online discussion, Green House Think Tank
- What is degrowh? – group discussion, Singapore
in English/Hungarian: reflection and suggestions for GDD
in Greek: online information about local farmers on Agroecopolis.org
in Portuguese: degrowth concepts introduced on instagram page @terrapreta.agroecologia
in Polish: online sessions to be announced here
- Transition stories from Austria
- Podcast about Degrowth Movement and Global Degrowth Day. Will be online here.
- Dresden, Alternative city tours, registration and info here
- Kassel, meeting and presentations of different activist groups at Opernplatz
- Berlin, Degrowth walk
Netherlands: the Hague, Planting for Degrowth – Distributing Bee Seeds
These are some of the currently planned events. If you still want to plan something, here are some tips and instructions.
In case you use social media, you can share pics and posts on degrowth under #GlobalDegrowthDay, or share on our FB page.
If you’d rather take a break, we recommend checking out this beautiful illustration by Karen Horneffer-Ginter.